Since 2007 a diverse group of Buddhist practitioners has joined together to share information, encourage collaboration, and promote mutual understanding among local Buddhists of all traditions. In 2010 a small committee was formed to develop a formal structure to best carry on this work.
Now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Buddhist Network of Central Ohio (BNCO), maintains this website, an email list and social media groups. These provide accessible online information on all local Buddhist groups and events. BNCO organizes talks that introduce interested individuals to the Buddha’s teachings in a non-sectarian manner (“Intro to Buddhism for the Curious”) and social gatherings that link local communities for mutual fellowship and understanding. We serve as a point of contact to the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, area schools and universities, and correctional facilities with inmates interested in Buddhist practice.
BNCO is lead by an all volunteer board of five to nine directors drawn from the breadth of Buddhist lineages (currently six).
As we look into the future, we’d love to hand over more resources to area groups and individuals to plan events, get relevant news out to the community, and see a few more faces on the planning board from other traditions.
If you’d like to participate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Bodhisattva Vow
With the wish to free all beings
I will always go for refuge
To Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
Until I reach Highest Enlightenment.
Enthused by compassion and wisdom
Today in Buddha’s presence
I generate the mind of compassion
For the benefit of all sentient beings.
For as long as space remains
And as long as sentient beings remain
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the suffering of all beings.
Buddhist Network of Central Ohio (BNCO) was founded to share information, encourage collaboration, and promote mutual understanding among local Buddhists of all traditions.
To contribute a tax-deductible donation to BNCO, follow the Paypal link below: